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A young woman’s severed head was found Friday on a mountain in Hiroshima Prefecture and police are investigating to determine if the victim is a female college student who vanished late last month in neighboring Shimane.

Investigators said the facial features “highly resemble” those of Miyako Hiraoka, 19, a freshman at the University of Shimane, who disappeared on the night of Oct. 26.

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